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Passenger Arrested on Southwest Flight for Threatening Statements: Airline

Airline officials said the man made threatening statements toward a flight attendant

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    Passenger Arrested on Southwest Airlines Flight in Chicago

    A passenger was arrested on a Southwest Airlines flight at Midway Airport Tuesday afternoon after allegedly making threatening statements toward a flight attendant, according to the airline. (Published Tuesday, May 24, 2016)

    A passenger was arrested on a Southwest Airlines flight at Chicago's Midway Airport Tuesday afternoon after allegedly making threatening statements toward a flight attendant, according to the airline. 

    A Southwest spokesman said a man on Flight No. 2205 from Baltimore to Chicago made threatening statements to the flight attendant during the flight.

    "An off-duty police officer helped restrain the passenger until the aircraft arrived at the gate," the airline said in a statement. "Police met the flight and took the man into custody without further incident."

    Video from a passenger on the flight showed Chicago police officers on the plane after landing. Southwest also said Chicago police boarded and arrested the passenger. 

    Chicago police did not immediately have information on the arrest.